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US-D520,418 Vehicle hood
US-7,038,427 Method for supplying power in an electrical power supply system having a supercapacitor
The invention relates to a regulation system for voltage regulation in the electrical power supply system for a motor vehicle, which contains a supercapacitor....
US-7,036,874 Front-end to body-side joint for an automotive vehicle
One embodiment of the present invention is an improved front-end to body-side joint (10) for an automotive vehicle. This joint (10) includes an integral front...
US-7,036,860 Automotive rear load floor
A rear load floor is formed with a first recessed storage well for holding cargo within the rear cargo area of the automobile. A second recessed storage well is...
US-7,036,844 Bumper airbag with multiple chambers
A multi-chambered bumper airbag for deployment from the bumper of a vehicle in the event of a collision with another vehicle is provided. The airbag comprises a...
US-7,036,469 Bi-directional power electronics circuit for electromechanical valve actuator of an internal combustion engine
A bi-directional dual coil half bridge converter adapted to be coupled to a dual coil actuator of a cylinder valve in an internal combustion engine is described....
US-D520,153 Rear light to an automobile
US-D519,899 Vehicle wheel
US-7,035,761 Method for analyzing waviness of a surface
A method for analyzing waviness of a surface. The method includes measuring a height of the surface, producing a set of data points indicative of a waviness...
US-7,035,723 Method for rapid data table initialization
The present invention provides a fast learn algorithm for quickly providing data to a data table and a controller. Existing data is considered, such that...
US-7,034,714 Vehicle high security piggyback modules
A vehicle control system includes a conventional electrical locking system in tandem with a system providing an encrypted code sent along a CAN (Control Area...
US-7,034,668 Threat level identification and quantifying system
Methods of performing threat assessment of objects for a vehicle include detecting an object. Kinematics of the vehicle and of the object are determined. A brake...
US-7,033,301 Planet pinion carrier assembly for Ravigneaux gearset
A gearset assembly includes a pinion carrier containing first, second and third long pinions pinion mutually spaced angularly about an axis, and supported for...
US-7,033,225 Multipurpose power point for vehicular use
A multipurpose power point for use by, and accessible to, the driver or other occupant of a vehicle, includes a generally cylindrical terminal housing having...
US-7,032,723 Brake assembly with tuned mass damper
A tuned mass damper for sound-dampening brake squeal noise is located within a hole formed in a brake component such as a backplate supporting a brake pad. The...
US-7,032,581 Engine air-fuel control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A system and method to control engine valve timing to improve air-fuel control in an engine with valves that may be deactivated. Valves that may be deactivated...
US-7,032,573 Method and apparatus for indicating air filter maintenance is required
A system and method for indicating required maintenance of an air filter used with an internal combustion engine. The system includes a throttle plate for...
US-7,032,572 Method for controlling an engine to obtain rapid catalyst heating
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,032,548 Piston guides for a free piston engine
A free piston engine is configured with a pair of opposed engine cylinders located on opposite sides of a fluid pumping assembly. An inner piston assembly...
US-7,032,545 Multi-stroke cylinder operation in an internal combustion engine
A method to control valves that may be deactivated during multi-stroke cylinder operation. Valves are controlled to improve drivability and reduce valve...
US-7,031,827 Computer algorithm to estimate particulate filter regeneration rates
A system and method is described for determining degradation of a diesel particulate filter in an engine exhaust system. The method uses information indicative...
US-7,031,821 Electromagnetic valve control in an internal combustion engine with an asymmetric exhaust system design
A system and method to control engine valves of an internal combustion engine is shown. Electromechanical valves are controlled in a manner to reduce hydrocarbon...
US-7,030,511 Soft hybrid-electric vehicle power supply circuit
A soft hybrid-electric vehicle power supply circuit (14) is provided. The circuit includes a load sensor (19), which generates a load signal. A high-voltage bus...
US-7,030,334 Method of diagnosing degradation of a welding system
A method of diagnosing electrical degradation of a welding system. The method includes determining whether a predetermined number of welds has been executed,...
US-7,030,054 PGM-free washcoats for catalyzed diesel particulate filter applications
The present invention provides new platinum group metal ("PGM") free catalytic compositions that comprise silver and/or cobalt stabilized ceria. These...
US-7,029,390 Air vent for vehicle air ducting
An air vent 10 for a vehicle air ventilation system and which comprises a housing 11 having an air inlet 12 and an air outlet 13, an air flow control valve 15...
US-7,029,138 Trunk release handle for automobiles
An emergency trunk release handle for an automobile displays the graphics explaining the use and function of the handle by cutting out the material from the...
US-7,029,017 Wheel suspension for a motor vehicle with a transverse leaf spring
A wheel suspension with a transverse leaf spring (1a 1c) which is articulated at both ends on wheel carriers. The transverse leaf spring shaped symmetrically to...
US-7,028,670 Torque control for engine during cylinder activation or deactivation
Various systems and methods are disclosed for carrying out combustion in a fuel-cut operation in some or all of the engine cylinders of a vehicle. Further,...
US-7,028,650 Electromechanical valve operating conditions by control method
A system and method to control engine valve timing of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are controlled in a manner to increase fuel...
US-7,028,647 Variable compression ratio connecting rod for internal combustion engine
A variable compression ratio connecting rod for an internal combustion engine includes a large end adapted for attachment to a crankshaft and a small end adapted...
US-D519,231 Automotive tail light
US-D519,221 Front light to an automobile
US-7,027,903 Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors (28 37) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle and a...
US-7,027,902 Enhanced system for yaw stability control system to include roll stability control function
A yaw stability control system (18) is enhanced to include roll stability control function for an automotive vehicle and includes a plurality of sensors (28 39)...
US-7,027,602 Personal audio recorder in a vehicular entertainment sound system using recommended audio signals
A method of recording a recommended plurality of audio signals (40) in an entertainment sound system (42) associated with an automotive vehicle (12)includes a...
US-7,026,922 Method and apparatus for automatically identifying the location of pressure sensors in a tire pressure...
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a plurality of tires (14a d) in respective rolling locations having a respective plurality of tire...
US-7,025,159 Cooling system for a vehicle battery
A cooling system for a battery in a vehicle does not use air from the vehicle passenger compartment, but rather, takes in ambient air from outside the vehicle....
US-7,025,039 System and method for controlling valve timing of an engine with cylinder deactivation
Various systems and methods are disclosed for carrying out combustion in a fuel-cut operation in some or all of the engine cylinders of a vehicle. Further,...
US-7,025,032 Priority oil system
The present invention comprises an oil system for supplying and controlling oil flow in an internal combustion engine having a variable camshaft timing (VCT)...
US-7,024,871 Strategy for minimizing noise perception in a vehicle
The present invention provides a method for masking noise in a motor vehicle that has a component that produces noise when operated. The method of the invention...
US-7,024,292 Active night vision control system
A vision system (10) for a vehicle (14) includes a light source (46) that generates an illumination beam (20). A receiver (92) generates an image signal in...
US-7,024,290 Active motor damping to mitigate electric vehicle driveline oscillations
A system and method for actively damping driveline oscillations in a motor vehicle having a traction motor to drive a vehicle's drive wheels and an antilock...
US-7,023,358 Method and an assembly for determining the existence and the size of a gap
A method and an assembly 10 for identifying the existence and the size of a gap. Particularly, the assembly 10, in one embodiment, includes a member 50, which...
US-7,023,216 Indicator for use in vehicles having an energy storage device
An indicator to indicate an amount of power available from an energy storage device. The indicator normalizes raw power values to values which are understood by...
US-7,021,409 Control system for a hybrid electric vehicle to anticipate the need for a mode change
A parallel hybrid electric vehicle method and system including an internal combustion engine (ICE), an electric traction motor/generator, and a controller. A...
US-7,021,289 Reducing engine emissions on an engine with electromechanical valves
A system and method to control engine valve timing to improve the start of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are controlled in a manner to...
US-7,021,255 Initialization of electromechanical valve actuator in an internal combustion engine
A method for initializing valves of an engine having a starting apparatus is disclosed. The engine may have electromechanically actuated cylinder valves. The...
US-7,021,049 Vehicle sulfur oxide trap and related method
An automobile exhaust system includes a catalytic converter, a NOx trap, and a sulfur oxide trap. The sulfur oxide trap improves the efficiency of the NOx trap....
US-7,021,046 Engine system and method for efficient emission control device purging
Various systems and methods are disclosed for carrying out combustion in a fuel-cut operation in some or all of the engine cylinders of a vehicle. Further,...
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